Saturday, June 19, 2010

Day of the Irish

Live Irish music, and brewing Irish coffee stout what could better! We had one patron so fired up he kept saying "Are you hearing this?" Needless to say he took home growler of beer and some video of the band.

It's funny how things just fall into place sometimes.... We have been running pilots of strong, near imperial coffee stout for the last couple of months. We finally settled on a recipe that kicks ass and ordered the ingredients for a full batch. In all of the preparation of brewing I completely forgot that Pete, my sister’s fiancĂ© and one of our brewers, was coming to play music with his crew of master musicians.

They have been on an Irish folk music kick and it just so happened that I was brewing our stout with Irish yeast! World class musicians and world class beers, it was truly a thing of beauty.

Normally this wouldn’t be such a special thing but it just so happened that they play traditional Irish folk songs and I was brewing a strong stout that uses Irish yeast.

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